Did Trump Greenlight Neoconservative Takeover of State Dept. and CIA?


by Eli Clifton Donald Trump is likely to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo and choose Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) to take over the intelligence agency, according to “senior administration officials” who spoke to The… Continue Reading  

Tillerson’s Vanishing Act While the Middle East Is Burning


by Emile Nakhleh Mohammad bin Salman’s (MbS) recent purge of his opponents in Saudi Arabia and his bellicose rhetoric toward Iran and Hezbollah threaten to plunge the region into more destructive military clashes. MbS’s bellicosity toward Iran and other state… Continue Reading  

Excerpts from John Kerry’s Speech on Israel-Palestine


by Derek Davison On Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave a lengthy address laying out the Obama administration’s justification for its decision not to veto UN Security Council Resolution 2334 last week. That resolution condemned Israeli settlement activity… Continue Reading  

Is Tillerson a Timely Choice?


By Esfandyar Batmanghelidj The announcement of Rex Tillerson as Trump’s pick for secretary of state has led many to ask whether an oil executive is capable of advancing America’s foreign policy interests. Although the Trump transition team didn’t likely foresee… Continue Reading  

Donald Trump Reportedly Considering Every Living American for Secretary of State


by Derek Davison Donald Trump is still adding names to his list of potential secretaries of state. After reports earlier in the week suggested that the race was down to two finalists, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and… Continue Reading